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Understanding the Business of Healthcare

Dates to be Announced

Residential (Chapel Hill, NC)

$6,000 (Includes accommodations)


The U.S. healthcare system is complex with multiple players, unprecedented scientific innovation, continued growth, and dynamic change. Understanding the Business of Healthcare brings leaders together from across the industry to break down barriers and communicate the challenges that different parties face, so that leaders can identify new ways forward. Faculty from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and the UNC Health Sciences Schools will guide participants through a journey of the healthcare value chain including patients, providers, payers, manufacturers, and policy makers. You will leave with a deeper understanding of all components of the healthcare ecosystem and be better equipped to innovate across the industry.

Target Audience

Mid-to senior-level leaders that need a broad understanding of the U.S. healthcare system. Includes new entrants to the healthcare industry, as well as existing healthcare professionals who want to accelerate their understanding of the business of healthcare.


  1. Facilitate the onboarding of leaders who are new to the U.S. healthcare industry
  2. Shorten the learning curve for healthcare executives new to the U.S. market
  3. Enhance existing healthcare leaders’ understanding of the dynamics and business issues at play in the U.S. healthcare system across the value chain
  4. Provide knowledge and skills that will accelerate the development of healthcare leaders as they aspire to positions that can truly transform healthcare in the U.S.


  • Healthcare leaders will be able to work more effectively with other participants in the value chain
  • Healthcare leaders who aspire to lead at the next level will accelerate their readiness for promotion
  • Healthcare leaders in corporate functions such as finance, human resources, legal, and corporate strategy will work more effectively across functions, demonstrate greater business acumen, and accelerate their readiness to switch to a business role
  • Innovators will be able to search for innovation and synthesize ideas from across their enterprise to develop new processes, products, and business models
  • New entrants to the healthcare industry will accelerate their performance in the new industry in which they are operating